‘VGHS’ set gold standard for tech-y TV, emotional storytelling

If you’re a nerd, you’ve probably thought about how cool it would be to do all the amazing things you can do in video games in the real world. Drive the fastest cars on the planet on some of the most famous tracks in the world? Save humanity from an invasion of aliens who have […]

THEESatisfaction’s ‘EarthEE’ experiments with atmospheric soul

SubPop Records is well-known as a paradisiacal label for alternative and indie bands, filling its roster of artists with everyone from Nirvana to Sunny Day Real Estate to Fleet Foxes. The label has not done much to belie this reputation, and its most famous artists tend to fit nicely into the alt-rock box. So it comes as […]

Boston’s bold strategy

Of all the Boston Red Sox’s shiny new additions, none are more intriguing than Cuban imports Rusney Castillo and Yoan Moncada. What makes the duo so intriguing is the gobs of money Boston spent to acquire them despite their lack of major league experience. The Red Sox committed over $135 million to both before either played an […]

Tufts overcomes obstacles for successful season

The men’s squash team entered the 2014-15 season with high hopes of finishing off the season with a higher ranking than its previous one, No. 34. The Jumbos were able to achieve this goal, which can be attributed to the team’s camaraderie, improved practices and hard work on and off the court. “This season was far better […]

Tufts rebounds at Open New Englands

This past weekend the Jumbos bounced back from their disappointing results in the New England Div. III Championships two weekends ago with impressive performances at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Assocation Championships, colloquially known as Open New Englands. The competition, hosted by Boston University from Feb. 27-28, included schools from NCAA Div. I, II and III. “It was definitely […]

Rohrer leads divers again at NCAA Zones

Claiming his second title in as many weeks, sophomore diver Matt Rohrer once again headlined the Tufts effort at last weekend’s NCAA Zone Qualifier meet in Springfield, Mass. Both the men’s and the women’s swimming and diving teams sent a diver to the regional championships, and Rohrer placed first in the three-meter competition and third […]

Tufts collaborates with Groundwork Somerville on maple syrup project

Since the early 2000s, Tufts’ sugar maple trees on the Medford/Somerville campus have been a local source for sap. In 2008, Groundwork Somerville, a local organization whose mission involves sustained regeneration and bringing the community together to enact positive change in the environment, took charge of the sap collection in Somerville. Chris Mancini, the executive […]

Somerville passes ordinance, mandates list of off-campus students

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Somerville recently voted unanimously to pass the Ordinance Regulating University Accountability. The ordinance requires Tufts to supply Somerville with a list of addresses of students living off campus each semester, as well as the number of students at each address and the graduating year of each student. The ordinance will go […]

Snow cleanup, including icicle removal, continues across campus

Successive bouts of snowfall in the wake of Winter Storm Juno, which hit New England at the end of January, have left large deposits of snow on rooftops across campus, causing an increased risk of leaking and damage to facilities. Director of Facilities Operations David Nelson explained that the periodic melting and refreezing of snow on rooftops drives water back under shingles. […]

Bibi Netanyahu’s one way street

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to speak in front of Congress — without a Presidential invite — in the middle of his own campaign at home is worthy of admiration only for sheer boldness. In every other sense, Netanyahu’s decision to intervene in American politics to benefit his campaign while feigning obliviousness to the disrespect […]